It always amazes me that whenever our state government gets into financial trouble there seems to be only one solution and one solution only. Raise taxes on tobacco products. Gov. Beshear wants to raise taxes on cigarettes by 70 cents a pack. Ridiculous and outrageous.
That's all any governor we've ever had, it seems, knows to do when we get into financial trouble in Kentucky. Raise taxes on cigarettes. It's been done. What has it accomplished?
We have to go back and do it over and over. Why not raise taxes on something else for a change, such as alcohol, jewelry, certain types of vehicles, etc. It's shameful that we never seem to have leaders who know anything but raise taxes on cigarettes.